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Different exterior walls in a building

asked 2020-11-01 12:44:56 -0500

peymanzf gravatar image

updated 2020-11-01 15:28:15 -0500

I just want to have 4 different exterior walls for an office building. and by different, I mean different thermal properties for each wall. For make it more clear, I want to use some layers including PCM for southern face wall, while also different layers for the northern face. Is that possible through manipulating the IDF file?

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answered 2020-11-03 11:25:19 -0500

Yes. You only need to assign for each Surface the appropriate construction.

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Thanks for your reply, but I only have 1 exterior wall object in my IDF file. How can I define north, south, east, and west face in that one object?

peymanzf gravatar image peymanzf  ( 2020-11-03 11:37:14 -0500 )edit

could you please bring some example from an IDF file which has defined different faces for its exterior walls?

peymanzf gravatar image peymanzf  ( 2020-11-03 11:41:12 -0500 )edit

Ceate a new Construction object and apply it to the proper Detailed Building Surface objects. This is a quite easy operation. Yuo need to define the Material objects you need too. Start exploring some exemple file.

Ag gravatar image Ag  ( 2020-11-08 11:30:13 -0500 )edit

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